The day I didn’t go to the Huggies lunchMay 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Posted in CyberMummy | 8 Comments
Tags: Cybermummy, huggies, mummy blogger lunch, My Hotel Chelsea
Every now and again I do something really stupid.
Today I was the mummy blogger who scheduled my trip to the Huggies mummy blogger lunch in London to arrive at the time it finished.
Yep, I arrived (well, kind of burst in) declaring that I was the late arrival, at 2pm on the dot. I should have been there at 11am.
It wasn’t until I was merrily on my way that I just had a little double check of the invite to confirm the address and I realised I’d just read the 2pm bit and failed to note the 11am bit in front of it. By this time it was 1.30pm and I was just pulling into Paddington.
I text my husband ‘I feel sick, I’ve missed it, don’t call me I might cry’.
Then an overwhelming feeling of determination kicked in. I will get there before everyone leaves, even if just for 30 seconds. Luckily the lovely Emma (@methemanandbaby) intercepted my panicky tweets and alerted the rest of the mums and Huggies team that I wasn’t lost on the underground but had just made a huge, almighty boo boo.
I needn’t have stressed. After I flew out of the not so near tube station and hurled myself into a taxi, was rescued by a very nice taxi driver who obeyed my ‘step on it’ movie like command, I arrived at the very lovely My Hotel in Chelsea.
I was greeted by Jen and James from Huggies who made me really welcome (although I was hoping to see a bottle of cold rose on the table after my trauma), and they were lovely. I felt embarrassed about being plied with goodies (nappies, wipes, lotions and potions, and a very nice note pad to satisfy my stationery fetish), having only arrived for the last few moments of the day.
I did manage to say hi to everyone, and afterwards Emma, Vic (@Glowstars) and I went for a drink at a nearby pub – after I stuck my head in several caffs and swiftly left when they said they didn’t serve wine. I needed something other than a soft drink still, despite having achieved my mission.
So thank you Huggies – I am the mummy blogger who turned up very promptly at the scheduled departure time. At least you won’t forget me.